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Working with the Greenville High School team coached by Rocky and Betsy Rockwell, the Foxcroft ski team trains and competes at Big Moose Mountain, which sits 30 miles northwest of campus. Foxcroft skiers compete in both Alpine and Nordic races across the state’s many ski mountains.
Under the management of Nick Miller, the baseball team has had much success over the least decade, winning an Eastern Maine title in 2012. The baseball program also produced the state’s best baseball player in 2013 when Ryan Rebar ’13 was named the recipient of the Dr. John W. Winkin Award, presented annually to Maine’s “Mr. Baseball.” The Ponies compete in Class B and play on their own diamond located within the campus's sport complex.
The girls' and boys' basketball teams share the Foxcroft Academy gym, renovated for the 2015 season with a new floor and backboards. Girls coach Blake Smith and Boys coach Tyler Erickson aim to have tournament caliber teams hit the floor every year.
Coached by Shari Sage and Vanessa Kelly, the cheering squad not only competes in the conference and regional cheering competitions during the winter but also supports the football team in the fall and the boys' and girls’ basketball teams during the winter season.
Coached by George Rolleston, the boys' and girls' cross country teams train on miles of dirt trails that surround the school. Both teams compete in the Large School Penquis Valley Conference, where the boys finished third in 2014. The girls' team brought home back-to-back state titles in 1993-1994, and Hall of Fame inductee Lloyd Blethen led the boys to a national title in 1942.
The field hockey team has won three state championships. The most recent title came in 2013 under the mentorship of Stephanie Smith, an outstanding Pony field hockey player in her own right and a 2011 Hall of Fame inductee. The 2013 title run was historic with the Ponies outscoring their opponents 66-1 during the undefeated season. Located at the center of the athletic complex, the field hockey team practices and competes on its own field.
With eight gold balls to their credit, the football team is the most decorated team in Foxcroft Academy history. The most recent state title came in 2012 under the supervision of Danny White '03, the 2002 Little Ten Conference Player of the Year and a 2012 Hall of Fame inductee. The Ponies are now a member of the Little Ten Football conference and have been playing their home games on the historic Oakes Field since 1943.
Boys and girls compete together as part of one golf team and call the 9-hole, par-36 Foxcroft Golf Club their home course. Under the supervision of Coach Peter Caruso, the team travels the area playing at many of the region’s beautiful courses. The golf team won a state title in 1987, and each year several Pony golfers can be counted upon to qualify for the individual state championship meet.
The indoor track team competes at the University of Maine Orono New Balance Field House, located one hour from campus. Completed in 2014, the indoor track is one of the fastest in the state and is home to the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League, where the Ponies compete against schools of all sizes. The team consistently produces individual standouts, and many athletes have gone on to compete at the collegiate level.
Foxcroft Academy is home to one of the best outdoor track and field facilities in the state. Foxcroft hosts the PVC Championships each year and has hosted three of the last five state championship meets, including the 2013 meet, where the boy’s team took home the school's first state title. Last season, the Ponies won the Class "B" state title.
The girls' soccer team, coached by Chris Wesley, and the boys', coached by Luis Ayala, share two regulation-sized soccer pitches on FA’s campus. In recent years the boys' team has been dangerous in the playoffs, upsetting the 6th seed in 2013 and 8th seed in 2014. In 2016, the #12 seed Ponies knocked off #5 Ellsworth in the play-in round before falling to #4 Presque Isle in the quarterfinals.
The girls practice and play on the softball field located on the northern edge of campus, lead by softball coach Stephanie Smith.
Based at the local YMCA just one mile from campus, the swim team, currently coached by Brittany Robbins, has a long history of individual success. In the past three seasons her athletes have brought home five individual state titles and three runner-up medals.
The boys' and girls' tennis teams practice and compete on the newly-renovated Burns-Johnson Tennis Complex adjacent to campus. Built in 2012, the complex consists of four courts and is just across the street from the main academic building. Ryan Dankert coaches the boys' and girls' teams, each of which qualified for the state tournament in 2014.
With five Class C state titles on his resume and a newly minted Class B title, Coach Luis Ayala and his squad are now holding their own at the Class B level. Despite pulling from a population of students on the lower end of the Class B spectrum, the Pony wrestling team continues to compete with the best in the state.